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Hungary

Millennia of occupiers have left their mark on Hungary: Roman ruins, Turkish baths, Baroque castles, and monuments of the nomadic Magyar. Let your senses transport you through the centuries, from folk dance and opera houses, to the thermal baths at Lake Héviz, to a Budapest café where a gypsy violinist serenades over a dinner of paprika goulash.

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New Small Group Tour Highlights of Central Europe
Dive into the history & culture of Central Europe: charming Budapest, Austria’s imperial capital of Vienna & Prague, the Heart of Europe
from $3399 w/ Flights from $2799 Tour Only 11 days
per person, double occupancy*

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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Hungary? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Budapest
Population: 9.818 million
Currency: Hungarian forint (HUF)
Languages: Hungarian
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Hungary for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no special health requirements or precautions to take when visiting Hungary.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

May through September are the best months to visit Hungary. The cultural season is active and temps are mild. Fall and spring are worth a visit as well, although temps drop around 20 degrees. 

Tipping

Tip waiters 15-20% and taxi drivers 10%. Tip Gypsy musicians 100-200 Ft.

Money & Credit Cards

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

Items to watch for are embroidered peasant wedding clothing, such as vests or skirts, linens with embroidered illustrations and Hungarian script (red on black designs are authentic- you'll find them at stores that sell antiques), porcelain, peasant-style Korond pottery, lace, dolls, wine, carpets, wooden items, copper and brassware, medicinal tonics, paprika, old prints, maps and photographs, antiques (keep the receipts to show customs). 

Electricity & Power Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

Learn more about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Did you know?
  • Hungary is a land-locked country in Central Europe sharing its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
  • Founded in 897, Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe.
  • The Hungarian alphabet has 44 letters, as opposed to the 26 letters in the US alphabet.
  • It is considered rude to clink your beer glasses in Hungary.
  • Budapest has the highest number of thermal springs in the world, with over 1500 spas!